Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 poll (6/7)

by Mike Quick on
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 12:31 PM — @Quick60

Updated Tue, Jun 7, 2016 4:38 PM

Tri-State Boys Lacrosse Top 20 as of June 4

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
1
21-0
1

The Blue Wave beat Fairfield Ludlowe, 13-2, in the Class L state quarterfinals on Saturday. Jack Kniffin (5G, 1A), Colin Minicus (2G, 3A), Hudson Hamill (1G, 4A) and Kevin Lindley (3G, 1A) paced Darien. Minicus broke the program’s all-time single-season assist (59) record, which had stood for 26 years. Next: No. 12 Ridgefield, CIAC Class L semifinals @ Fairfield University (June 8, 7 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
2
19-0
2

Sean MacKinney scored the game-winning goal, but Kyle O'Neil, Griffin Soriano, Nick Grill, Nick Attanasio, Ethan Christensen and Alec Caseiro also made key plays in the final minutes to secure the Panthers' 6-5 win over Montgomery last Wednesday for the Group 4 championship. The winning streak has grown to 42 games. Next: Pingry, Tournament of Champions semifinals @ Kean University (June 8, 7:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
3
14-2
3

Jared Nugent had four goals and four assists, Thomas Heagerty had five goals, Kyle Gallagher had two goals and two assists and was 18-of-25 on faceoffs and Chris Merle and Ryan Rogers had two goals apiece in an 18-5 win over Chaminade in the NSCHSAA ‘AAA’ final. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
4
17-3
6

Eddie Munoz had three goals, Connor Grippe had two goals and two assists, Dom Pryor had two goals, Chris Grillo had two assists and DJ Kellerman made 11 saves in a 9-5 win over Syosset in the Long Island Class A final, the Patriots first since Long Island title since 2013. Next: Lakeland-Panas, NYS Class A semifinals @ Hofstra University (June 8, 8 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
5
16-3
4

Collin Grippo and George Wichelns had two goals apiece and GQ Grippo, Matt Oehl and Dylan Finazzo each had one assist in a 13-4 loss to Ward Melville in the Suffolk Class A final. It was the Thunderbirds first-ever trip to the Suffolk ‘A’ final. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
6
16-1
11

Kevin Winkoff had three goals, Ian Laviano had one goal and two assists, Riley Cox had a goal, Will Reed scored off a feed from Matt Licciardi, who added a goal and Devin Burdo made 10 saves in an 8-5 win over Babylon in the Long Island Class C final. It is the Seahawks second straight Long Island title. Next: Pleasantville, NYS Class C semifinals @ Hofstra Stadium (June 8, 5:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
7
16-3
5

Mac O’Keefe had four goals and Lucas Cotler had a goal for Syosset in a 9-5 loss to Ward Melville in the Long Island Class A final. It was the Braves lowest scoring total of the season. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
8
17-4
8

The Rams won a low-scoring 8-2 game over North Haven in the Class M quarters on Saturday. Jackson Appelt and Kyle Smith each scored twice for New Canaan, which outscored North Haven 7-1 in the second half. Drew Morris made 12 saves between the pipes. Next: Barlow, CIAC Class M semifinals @ McMahon (June 8, 6:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
9
Brunswick School (CT)
15-3
9

The Bruins closed out their season with a 13-9 win over Berkshire on Saturday. Reilly Walsh led the way with three goals and two assists. Alex Buckanavage added three goals and Sean Morris chipped in with two. Brunswick went 10-1 over its final 11 games to record its second 15-win season in the past three years. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
10
18-2
16

Kevin Cutinella had four goals, Jon Constant had one goal and one assist, Joe Miller had a goal and was 10-of-18 on faceoffs and Jimmy Puckey made 12 saves in an 8-6 win over Garden City in the Long Island Class B final. It is the Wildcats first Long Island title since 2013. Next: Yorktown, NYS Class B semifinals @ Hofstra University (June 8, 3:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
11
20-2
12

Rory Madigan, Michael Rutter, Keegan Khan, Colin Crowley and Garrett Samuelson had the offense humming early and steadily last Wednesday as the Green Wave rolled past reigning champion Bergen Catholic, 15-5, for the Non-Public A state title. Next: Mountain Lakes, Tournament of Champions semifinals @ Kean University (June 8, 5 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
12
16-4
13

The Tigers avenged a regular season loss against Staples in Saturday’s Class L quarterfinal round, cruising to an impressive 13-5 victory over the Wreckers. Greg Gatto tallied a game-high four goals and Drew Fowler notched three goals and one assist. Schuyler Blair chipped in with two goals and two assists. Next: No. 1 Darien, CIAC Class L semifinals @ Fairfield University (June 8, 7 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
13
14-3
15

Luke Eschbach had five goals, Dom Pizzulli had two goals and one assist, Gerard Arceri had a pair of goals and won 24 of 29 faceoffs and Bobby Burns and Dan Rooney each had one goal and one assist in a 13-12 overtime loss to Connetquot in the Suffolk ‘A’ semifinals. Next: Season compete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
14
14-4
7

Justin Lynskey had five goals, James Hall had two goals and four assists, Brendan Nichtern had two goals and one assist and Ryan Tierney had a pair of goals in an 18-12 loss to Syosset in the Nassau Class A final. It is the second straight year the Chiefs lost to the Braves in the county final.

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
15
16-1
10

Mike Madsen and Owen Trepeta had three goals apiece, Cold Barnard had two goals, Joe Madsen and Tyler Liantonio each had an assist and Christian Casazza made seven saves in a 17-9 loss to Cold Spring Harbor in the Nassau Class C final. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
16
14-6
17

Luke Keating had two goals and two assists, Jamie Atkinson had two goals and one assist, Sean Coughlin and Tim Schmelzinger had one goal each and Sam Lucchessi made eight saves in an 8-6 loss to Shoreham-Wading River in the Long Island Class B final. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
17
17-3
NR

The Jesuits edged Greenwich, 11-10, in the CIAC Class L quarterfinals on Saturday. The Cardinals were called for an illegal stick with under two minutes left in regulation, opening the door for Prep’s late comeback. The Jesuits scored twice during the stretch to stun Greenwich. Prep’s Mitchell Savoca tallied four goals, including the game-winner with less than a minute left. Next: Trumbull, CIAC Class L first round (June 1, 4:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
18
14-5
18

Mike Fleming had one goal and two assists, Jason Intermesoli and Ryan Macdevitt had one goal and one apiece each, Jack Coan and Matt Demeo each scored a goal and Joey Sichenzia made six saves in a 14-5 loss to Shoreham-Wading River in the Suffolk Class B final. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
19
14-3
NR

Conor Smith had two goals and one assist, Dylan Willis had two goals, CJ Scharf had two assists, Ryan Forcino had one assist and Brendan Engel made eight saves in a 6-5 loss to Walt Whitman in the Suffolk Class A quarterfinals. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
20
16-1
NR

Chris Pickel had one goal and two assists, Seth Valestrand, Jack White and Jake Weinman each had one goal and one assist, Sal LoCasio and James Ringer had a goal and Brad Morris made eight saves in a 7-6 loss to Sayville in the Suffolk Class B semifinals. Next: Season complete

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